Speaking Fearlessly Always
Discover the Path to Fearless Expression as I reflect and grow from my work in the fields of Lived Experience and Suicide Prevention.
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To be honest, my experiences speaking were rather unpleasant the first several goes of it. I know I’ve said this recently, but it bears repeating. I mean, I spoke. People […]
I’m immensely thankful to have been asked to be a panelist for the upcoming Mental Health Policy event centered around peer work. I hope you will join this Zoom conversation […]
Hello, I am a public speaker, and I can make you cry if I want to. But, can I make you laugh? Many in the field of suicide prevention are aware of the importance of safe messaging. Safe messaging stems from the Werther Effect and is meant to ensure that as we are communicating about suicide, mental health, and prevention, we are not also unintentionally doing damage, creating stress, or perpetuating stigma. While the concept of safe messaging is something, many professionals understand the importance of. We also know it is an ongoing struggle to help others outside of the field understand why safe messaging is so important.
I recently wrote the latest Director’s Corner for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. This installment focuses on Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AANHPI). I discuss how my […]
May is mental health awareness month and also Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander month. This month was made for me. I was delighted to be asked to participate in […]
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is a professional organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide. The AAS hosts an annual conference that brings together researchers, clinicians, crisis center staff, […]